European Rice

Rice is a key dietary ingredient for most people around the world. Part of culture for many civilizations, it constitutes a basic ingredient for countless recipes.

It is included in the grains group, a fundamental group of our daily diet, while its nutritional value is mainly determined by its carbohydrate and protein content.

Rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, rice constitutes an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, rendering it ideal for a balanced diet.

Its scientific name is Oryza sativa. It belongs to the family of Poaceae, its root is fibrous and its stem thin and reed-like, while it usually ranges between 60 and 80 centimeters in height.

Rice varieties grown in Europe principally belong to the Japonica group, with round or medium length grains, which turn sticky when cooked.